That makes a lot of wins in a row for the Denver Nuggets over the Los Angeles Clippers.

In the newest episode of the Pickaxe and Roll podcast, Ryan Blackburn discusses the Nuggets 111-108 clutch win over the LA Clippers, including impressive performances from Nikola Jokic and Reggie Jackson. Jokic had 32 points, 16 rebounds, and nine assists, dominating the game despite shooting poorly from the field.

Kawhi Leonard struggled, Paul George shot a wedgie in the clutch, and James Harden was good but no longer great. Ryan discusses the clutch defense led by Aaron Gordon and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, but also getting an assist from Jokic as a defensive rebounder.

Ryan also discusses an elite quote from Reggie Jackson about what makes Nikola Jokic special, and what to make of the In-Season Tournament so far. Jackson has fit right into the Nuggets culture and is making big plays in big moments.

Finally, Ryan discusses the Clippers, why they will fail, as well as the rotation debut of Jalen Pickett.

The 2023-24 NBA season is officially here! Make sure to stay up with the latest in the world of Denver Nuggets basketball with the Pickaxe and Roll podcast. Catch Blackburn every week on the Mile High Sports podcast network or watch on the MHS YouTube channel for the best local coverage of Colorado sports.

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